Put together by Chris Packham, Patrick Barkham, Robert McFarlane and an impressive array of independent wildlife experts, it’s a provocative – and deliberately controversial – read that captures the issues facing our wildlife today and challenges all of us to take a fresh look at how we can collaborate to do more.
Lack of nature the new norm
We’re all so familiar with continually quoting the statistics, facts and figures about biodiversity loss (e.g. from the State of Nature Report – 56% of all species are still declining, 97% of wildflower meadows gone, etc.) that they’ve become almost meaningless.
With the problem of shifting baseline syndrome each new generation thinks that the impoverished world they see is normal. And as nature slips away, a basic ‘natural literacy’ goes with it.